Angelic Upstarts - The Murder Of Liddle Towers
Original Release Date1978
A The Murder Of Liddle Towers 4:40
B Police Oppression 3:35
Chart PlacingsUK Indie Hit (reissue): 28, 8 wks
CreditsMensi - vocals
Mond - lead guitar
Decca - drums
Steve [Forsten] - bass
Reviews & Opinions
PUNKY GIBBON: 'Liddle Towers' is a classic, making excellent use of the contrast between two delicately plucked sections with whispered vocals and two lumbering but powerful rock passages, with Mensi's heavily-accented bellow ramming its message home unequivocally ("MURDARRR!!!"). Its B-Side also lays into the cops with scant regard for subtlety, although this tinny version lacks the punch of the re-recording of same song on the second album.
PUNK 77: The band paid for the recording and pressing of 500 singles which they released themselves and sold at gigs and local record shops. The single was then picked up by Small Wonder Records who released it nationally. While most debut punk singles come charging out of the blocks this one delivers a sucker punch. Starting slowly it works itself up into indignant white hot fury before delivering the killer blow before again going slow and quiet. Great b-side as well.
JOE CUSHLEY, MOJO 100 PUNK SCORCHERS, OCTOBER 2001: This is the real punk-from-the-streets deal. [full review here]
UK 7" 1978 (Dead - IS/AU/1024). Click here for more